A Speech given by Richard Garside to the Youth crime and public policy interventions conference, University of Surrey.
The UK's criminal justice system would fall apart without charities
A senior bod at Clinks writes...
"It is almost impossible to imagine what the criminal justice system would be like without the voluntary sector. The numbers tell their own story: the prison and probation services combined employ some 43,500 staff, but 66,344 people – volunteers and employees – work for charities in this sector.
These people – on average two volunteers to every employee – provide a range of services to meet clients’ complex needs. They offer housing, help getting a job, drug and alcohol services, mentoring, advocacy, finance, benefit and debt support, mental health services and legal advice. The list goes on."
School clamps down on phones and Fitbits to ease body image worries
"Remember, this will give your daughters nearly seven hours of freedom from the pressures of social media. For their time in school, they will not have to worry about ‘missing out’, or replying quickly enough or knowing about who said what to whom.
“Instead, we will be able to remember that we have real friends in front of us, right now, who we can talk to, play with, have fun with, laugh with. We can share experiences together and value them in their own right, rather than because the picture has been validated by 100 likes on whichever social media platform they use.”
The Time for Quiet Reflection is Over Now for a RANT!
Yep, always a good thing to do! This one care of, The Tartan Con.